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School News Updates on Fall school2011 happenings, programs and more.


School Listings Explore the unique features of area schools by county.


After-School & Enrichment Discover local extracurricular programs.


Private School Chart Quick-bit info including grades served at various schools, enrollment, tuition and more.

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school INDEX DAVIDSON COUNTY Abintra Montessori School The Academy of Harpeth Village Casa dei Montessori Children First, A Montessori Community Children’s House Montessori School Christ the King School Christ Presbyterian Academy Community Christian School of Nashville The Covenant School Davidson Academy Donelson Christian Academy Ensworth School Ezell-Harding Christian School Franklin Road Academy The Gardner School of Midtown The Gardner School of Nashville Gateway Academy Goodpasture Christian School Green Hills Child Development Harding Academy Harpeth Hall School Holly Tree Christian Preschool Holy Rosary Academy Lighthouse Christian School Linden Waldorf School Lipscomb Academy Montessori Centre Montgomery Bell Academy Nashville Christian School Oak Hill School Overbrook School Saint Ann School St. Bernard Academy St. Cecilia Academy St. Edward School Saint Henry School Saint Joseph School University School of Nashville

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MAURY COUNTY Agathos Classical School Columbia Academy Zion Christian Academy

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY Clarksville Academy


The Academy of Indian Lake Village The Edison School The Goddard School Hendersonville Christian Academy Hendersonville Montessori Academy Pope John Paul High School St. John Vianney School


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WILLIAMSON COUNTY The Academy of Cool Springs The Academy of Forrest Crossing The Academy of Heritage Commons The Academy of Maryland Farms The Academy of McKay's Mill The Academy of Powell Place The Academy of Seaboard Lane The Academy of Westhaven Battle Ground Academy Benton Hall Academy Brentwood Academy The Classical Academy of Franklin The Comenius School Creek Wood Academy Currey Ingram Academy Franklin Classical School The Gardner School of Brentwood The Gardner School of Franklin Gateway Academy The Goddard School Grace Christian Academy Holly Tree Christian Preschool Montessori Academy Montessori School of Franklin


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RUTHERFORD COUNTY The Academy of Gateway Bambini Village Montessori

Franklin Road Christian School Lancaster Christian Academy Middle Tennessee Christian School Providence Christian Academy Saint Rose of Lima Catholic School

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A Linden Waldorf School student explores a hollow log. Established in 1997, the PreK - 8 school has an enrollment of 200 students. It also offers parent/child classes. See Linden Waldorf's listing on page 14.

HIGHLIGHTS St. Cecilia Academy has been ranked the #1 Best Catholic High School in Tennessee. Innovative “Physics First” science curriculum Nationally recognized fine arts program 12 competitive varsity sports Domestic and international travel opportunities

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private school NEWS New additions, faculty changes, service projects and more from area independent schools.





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Bambini Village Montessori (pg. 20) Beginning in August, there will be a new music class available to all ages at Bambini Village Montessori (1140 Cason Lane, Murfreesboro). Call 615-405-4778 or visit

Casa dei Montessori (pg. 10) Casa dei Montessori (7646 Hwy. 70 S., Nashville) is expanding its toddler program, which opens additional spots for the 2017-18

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school year for ages 12 months 2-and-a-half years. Call 615-6738000 or visit casadeimontessori. com.

Christ Presbyterian Academy (pg. 11) Launching this fall, Christ Presbyterian Academy (2323-A Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville) begins its "Five-Year Strategic Plan for Excellence" and announces a new alignment of school leadership: new associate heads include Marcia Sutton of Education, Matt

Moore of Operations and Drew Maddux of Advancement. The school will also introduce two new design labs in the high school and elementary school, which are equipped with technology, materials and resources for students to engage, learn and explore individual curiosities. Both labs will also be home to the school's growing robotics program. Call 615-373-9550 or visit cpalions. org.

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Christ the King School (pg. 11) Thanks to the generosity of Chuck & Pam Curran and Danny Oldham, a new scholarship has been created to remember Mrs. Debbie Oldham, the beloved primary aide of Christ the King School (3105 Belmont Blvd., Nashville). This scholarship is for a rising first or second grade student, the grades in which Mrs. Oldham spent many years nurturing and assisting children. She's remembered for her ready smile, sense

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of humor, work ethic and generous spirit. The student chosen to receive this scholarship reflects these qualities. The recipient of this inaugural award is Drew Riggan. To learn more, call 615292-9465 or visit

Clarksville Academy (pg. 19) Dustin Smith joins the baseball coaching staff at Clarksville Academy (710 N. Second St., Clarksville). The former head varsity coach for Northeast High School in Clarksville, Smith brings 13 years of coaching experience to CA's baseball program. Call 931-647-6311 or visit

Ensworth School (pg. 12) There's a new tennis center at the high school campus of Ensworth School (7401 Hwy. 100, Nashville). The facility has six indoor courts, eight outdoor courts and covered viewing areas. The community can also purchase member-

ships to the tennis center. The school recently launched a capital campaign to help build a loop road around the lower/middle school campuses, renovate and expand the dining hall and construct a new classroom building for grades K - 5. Call 615-3015400 or visit

Franklin Classical School (pg. 26) This fall, Franklin Classical School (408 Church St., Franklin) celebrates 25 years. The school plans to host a celebratory dinner for former and current families as well as those who support its vision of classical Christian education through their time and gifts. For the first time, the grammar school divides grades K - 6 into separate classrooms for each grade. The school also welcomes a new athletic director, Coach Preston Stroop. Call 615-528-3777 or visit

Franklin Road Christian School (pg. 20) Franklin Road Christian School (3124 Franklin Road, Murfreesboro) recently announced that it will include a $4 million educational expansion to its current school building. Call 615-8900894 or visit

Hendersonville Christian Academy (pg. 22) Hendersonville Christian Academy (355 Old Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville) announces John Goodale as the new headmaster starting this fall. Call 615-8241550 or visit

Nashville Christian School (pg. 15) With the opening of a new 9,000-square-foot preschool building, Nashville Christian School (7555 Sawyer Brown Road, Nashville) will have three additional classrooms (for a total of 17) for children ages 6 weeks

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- PreK this fall. The ADA-compliant building features individual team dining rooms for the kids, designated playground space for different age groups and a reconfigured sensory garden to stimulate the senses. Call 615-356-5600 or visit

Overbrook School (pg. 16) There are new programs starting at Overbrook School (4210 Harding Pike, Nashville). The Little LEGO Engineers Club for grades K - 2 begins in October. Instructor, engineer and mom Catherine Strickland leads the club. Students will explore robotics and engineering using Legos. An American Sign Language class also takes place this fall for students in grades 2 - 8. Also for kids in grades 2 - 3 is Book Buzz 2017, a young writers after-school activity that includes sharing original works, meeting authors and taking part in a book-signing celebration. Call 615-292-5134 or visit

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ABINTRA MONTESSORI SCHOOL 914 Davidson Drive, Nashville, TN 37205 615-352-4317; Grades: Early childhood to middle school; Enrollment: 150; Est.: 1980 At Abintra Montessori School, our learning environment extends beyond the classrooms. The 10-acre campus provides opportunities for hiking, archery, gardening and beekeeping, while the integrated, humanitarian, science-based curriculum includes Spanish and the arts. Our spacious, multi-age classrooms create a welcoming environment for nurturing independence, motivation, self-respect and a natural curiosity for learning. Visit our campus to experience what makes Abintra unique. THE ACADEMY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS AND PRESCHOOLS 11 Locations in Middle Tennessee Come "Grow, Learn, Play" with us at The Academy! Peace of mind for you and excellence in education for your child. Degreed and experienced teachers, enrichment classes INCLUDED in tuition and offered by Prescholar Enrichments (science, art, culture and movement classes). Daily continental style breakfast/coffee station for families. Exclusive Kindergarten Boot Camp and Discover the Adventures of Summer programs. Voted Best Child Care Center in Williamson County for the past nine years. Call today to reserve your child's spot! CASA DEI MONTESSORI 7646 Hwy. 70 S., Nashville, TN 37221 615-673-8000; Ages: 12 months - 12 years Enrollment: 75; Established: 1998 An amazing staff of credentialed teachers approved by the State Department of Education are dedicated to creating educational opportunities and discovering the emerging talents and interests of every student. The Montessori environment makes learning meaningful, enjoyable and enticing, leaving the child with a true understanding of the material as opposed to the memorization of facts and abstract concepts. Our toddler classroom serves children ages 12 months to 2-and-a-half years. We have a primary classroom for ages 2-and-a-half through kindergarten with flexible schedules available and an elementary classroom for ages 6 - 12. Summer programs offered. Please come and visit the community of Casa dei Montessori.


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CHILDREN FIRST, A MONTESSORI COMMUNITY 1710 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37215; 615-292-9938; Ages: 8 weeks - 10 years (grade 4); Enrollment: 100 Est.: 2003; Children First Montessori is "home" to children ages 8 weeks through fourth grade. Children First is a year-round, full-time preschool and elementary school certified by the Tennessee Department of Education and a member of the American Montessori Society. Our teachers nurture each child's spirit through the Montessori method, providing a loving environment to aid in the self-development of the whole child. Children are allowed to progress based on their developmental needs.

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CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN ACADEMY 2323-A Old Hickory Blvd. Nashville, TN 37215 615-373-9550; Grades: Preschool - 12 Enrollment: 1,305; Established: 1985 Christ Presbyterian Academy (CPA) is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory school for grades preschool through 12. CPA provides transformational education through a Christian worldview and offers extensive programs to develop the diverse potential of each student. CPA is a ministry of Christ Presbyterian Church. We invite you to visit our campus to learn more.





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COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL OF NASHVILLE 2007 Old Murfreesboro Pike Nashville, TN 37217 615-301-8483; Grades: K - 12; Est.: 2017 Our school is the first school in Nashville to utilize the full Accelerated Christian Academy (ACE) curriculum. Our philosophy is built on basic principles of the word of God. Whether the student is a high achiever, a moderate or a slow learner, the ACE process begins at the level determined by the child's ability. This makes it possible for each student to master the subject matter before moving on. Our smaller classroom size makes for an altogether better, more focused educational experience for students. Our staff thrives to meet the educational, spiritual and individual needs of each student. Church grants available.




CHRIST THE KING SCHOOL (CKS) 3105 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37212 615-292-9465; Grades: PreK - 8 Enrollment: 262; Est.: 1937; For more than 75 years, CKS has partnered with parents to provide an educational journey that forms the heart, mind and spirit of children. Academic excellence stems from a curriculum that integrates a strong foundational core with the arts and technology. Courses for all grades include foreign language, music, PE, library, computer and middle school band/chorus. Co-curricular activities include forensics, chess club, a parochial athletic program, private guitar/ piano/voice lessons, science club and boy/girl scouts. With a focus on each child as a unique individual, our teachers challenge each student to maximize their potential and live lives dedicated to faith, service and love.


CHILDREN’S HOUSE MONTESSORI SCHOOL 3404 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37215 615-298-5647; Ages: 3, 4, 5 and K Enrollment: 72; Established: 1973 Our mission at Children’s House is to guide a diverse group of children to become joyful, lifelong learners who respect others. We offer full and part day enrollment where children enjoy hands-on activities in multi-age, Montessori classrooms. Our faculty members guide children using the Montessori curriculum which we have aligned with the Tennessee Department of Education Learning Standards. We believe that children who experience diversity when they are young grow to accept and cherish differences in others and themselves. Need-based tuition assistance is available. Applications accepted year round; apply early.


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DAVIDSON COUNTY (cont'd) THE COVENANT SCHOOL 33 Burton Hills Drive, Nashville, TN 37215 615-467-2313; Grades: PreK - 6 Enrollment: 150; Established: 2001 "Where 21st Century Skills Meet Timeless Truth." The Covenant School is an independent, co-educational elementary school for students in PreK - sixth grade. The small class sizes and personalized instruction allow every child’s natural curiosity to be nurtured in an environment that builds competent learners who become culture shapers. Active learning in every classroom meets the highest academic standards while being grounded by the timeless truth of Christ. Strong visual and performing arts, music instruction, athletics and extracurricular options allow children to explore their strengths and talents. Visit our website and make an appointment to tour our beautiful campus, set in the heart of Green Hills! DAVIDSON ACADEMY 1414 Old Hickory Blvd. Nashville, TN 37207 615-860-5300; Grades: K3 - 12 Enrollment: 725; Established: 1980 Davidson Academy, proud to be recognized as a Blue Ribbon National School of Excellence, serves 725 students in grades preschool - 12. This interdenominational, Christian, collegepreparatory school provides a safe, nurturing, academically rigorous program. Students explore their potential through a wide range of courses, athletics, fine arts and extra-curricular activities. Quality, experienced teachers provide reliable com-

munication, valuable opportunities for parental involvement and superior preparation for any choice of college. DONELSON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (DCA) 300 Danyacrest Drive, Nashville, TN 37214 615-883-2926; Grades: PreK - 12 and 2- to 3-year-old preschool program Enrollment: 855; Established: 1971 DCA's integration of faith and learning in a collegepreparatory context provides an ideal environment to teach students in truth, challenge students in the midst of a caring community and equip students to lead for God's kingdom. DCA strives to provide students a framework to learn and live in a manner that demands the best from each individual. Rigorous curriculum, including numerous advanced placement and dual enrollment courses, are taught in the context of a biblical worldview. ENSWORTH SCHOOL Grades: K - 8 (615-383-0661) 211 Ensworth Ave., Nashville, TN 37205 — and — Grades: 9 - 12 (615-301-5400) 7401 Hwy. 100, Nashville, TN 37221 Enrollment: 670 (K - 8), 463 (high school) Established: 1958; Ensworth is a kindergarten through 12th grade, co-educational independent school. The school promotes academic excellence and inspires students to be intellectually curious, to use their talents to the fullest, to be people of integrity and to be contributors to society. We envision a school community dedicated to following the highest principles with the greatest

love, as characterized by moral integrity, intellectual vitality, discipline, compassion, humor and joy. Contact the admission team at 615-250-8916 to schedule a personal tour. EZELL-HARDING CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 574 Bell Road, Antioch, TN 37013 615-367-0532; Grades: 2 yrs - grade 12 Enrollment: 404; Established: 1973 Ezell-Harding Christian School (EHCS) helps students ages 2 through 12th grade to grow physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Our students average an ACT score of 25 and enjoy a 96 percent college placement rate. Members of the TSSAA, the Eagles have 18 total state championships in athletics. With faith as our cornerstone, EHCS students, teachers, parents and administrators bear witness to the world that life together in God is beautiful. FRANKLIN ROAD ACADEMY 4700 Franklin Road, Nashville, TN 37220 615-832-8845; Grades: PreK - 12 Enrollment: 800; Established: 1971 Franklin Road Academy is a pre-kindergarten through 12th grade co-educational independent school where students are inspired to pursue their academic and co-curricular passions and encouraged to make a difference in the lives of others. We value a well-rounded student experience, and our intentional class size allows students to fully engage in the classroom while competing at a high athletic level or perfecting an art form.

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THE GARDNER SCHOOL OF MIDTOWN 1811 State St., Nashville, TN 37203 615-360-7700; Enrollment: 170; Est.: 2011 — and — THE GARDNER SCHOOL OF NASHVILLE 601 Marriott Drive, Nashville, TN 37214 615-882-0440; Enrollment: 150; Est.: 2005 Ages: 6 weeks - PreK At The Gardner School (TGS), we are committed to providing a nurturing environment for learning where your child can prepare for academic achievement and lifelong success. Our nationally recognized curriculum enables us to offer a rich learning experience with four-year degreed lead teachers in each classroom focused on your child’s current stage of development. At TGS, your child will have a full suite of enrichment programs to further enhance their creative abilities and talents. GATEWAY ACADEMY (GA) 2416 21st Ave. S., Ste. 102 Nashville, TN 37212 615-377-2929; Grades: PreK - 12 GA is a fully accredited school that optimizes the learning environment for each student by providing one-on-one instruction in all subjects based upon the student’s individual needs. Our highly personalized approach accommodates each student’s strengths/weaknesses and boosts confidence levels while building critical thinking skills. GA is ideal for students who need a more flexible schedule than traditional schools provide to catch up, keep up or move up.

GOODPASTURE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 619 Due West Ave., Madison, TN 37115 615-868-2600; Grades: 12 months - Grade 12; Enrollment: 918; Established: 1965 Goodpasture Christian School is designed to offer a challenging environment in which each student may pursue and achieve individual academic goals. We offer a college preparatory environment with a rich heritage. On our Christ-centered campus, students of all faiths are welcome. Elementary students receive Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, French, STEM lab, music, art, technology lab and library each week. New campus plans include the construction of an entrepreneurial center, makerspace lab, television studio, mission center and a twocourt gymnasium. Graduating seniors average $85,000 each in scholarship offers and earn more than 400 cumulative hours of college credit prior to graduation. Our campus is home to state-of-the-art technology including 3D scanning and printing, engineering and robotics. GREEN HILLS CHILD DEVELOPMENT 3420 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37215 615-383-3373; Grades: Infants - K Enrollment: 108; Established: 2011 Green Hills Child Development is a private, year-round Christian preschool and kindergarten under the Department of Education. Our mission is to support the God-inspired way young children learn, respecting each child's path to social, emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual development. Please visit our website to find out more, including the advantages of smaller classes for children in our PreK and Kindergarten program. Tours by appointment.

HARDING ACADEMY 170 Windsor Drive, Nashville, TN 37205 615-356-2974; Grades: PreK - 8 Enrollment: 500; Established: 1971 With a focus on rigorous academics taught by nurturing teachers, Harding Academy students thrive within a uniquely balanced and motivating environment. At the heart of the Harding Academy advantage is our fundamental commitment to the PreK - 8 structure, which supports every student’s social, emotional and academic needs in a developmentally appropriate manner. Our students excel academically and are also accomplished athletes, artists and leaders. HARPETH HALL SCHOOL 3801 Hobbs Road, Nashville, TN 37215 615-297-9543; Grades: 5 - 12 (girls only) Enrollment: 688; Established: 1865 At Harpeth Hall, girls and young women find a place where they become independent thinkers and confident leaders ready to pursue their bravest ambitions. Our students draw from the very best of Harpeth Hall’s rich traditions and its timeless values — honor, integrity, excellence and leadership — to think critically about how best to engage authentically in their school community and beyond. Our teachers encourage collaboration and instill excellence. They’re thoughtful and intrepid innovators in the classroom and labs and mentors on the stage and the playing field, creating coursework that brings out the very best in their students. Girls matter at Harpeth Hall. Visit our website to learn more about how Harpeth Hall is where girls come to “Dream Big and Go Far!” (please turn the page)

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HOLLY TREE CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL 3421 Old Anderson Road Antioch, TN 37013 615-366-1750; Grades: 6 weeks - 12 years Established: 1985 Holly Tree is about faith, family, fun ... Holly Tree features a nationally recognized curriculum, degreed and experienced teachers, center-wide classroom surveillance system, coded keypad entry and large, shaded playgrounds. All meals and snacks included in tuition — including "Wake Up Wednesday" continental breakfast served weekly! Enrichment classes available and tuition includes weekly Children's Chapel and JAM (Jesus and Me!) classes taught by our experienced children’s ministry. "Family Time Events" planned monthly! Call today to reserve your child's spot! HOLY ROSARY ACADEMY 190 Graylynn Drive, Nashville, TN 37214 615-883-1108; Grades: PreK - 8 Enrollment: 325; Established: 1954 As a National Blue Ribbon School, Holy Rosary Academy is proud to be considered one of the best schools in the nation. Our mission, since 1954, is to support and encourage the development of each child's unique God-given talents providing a Catholic education grounded in gospel values and excellence. We serve grade levels PreK - 8 with current enrollment at approximately 325. LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (LCS) 5100 Blue Hole Road, Antioch, TN 37013 615-331-6286; Grades: K2 - 12 Enrollment: 600; Established: 1979 LCS is the unique solution for parents dedicated to preparing their children for life. LCS is an unrivaled, multicultural educational institution that reflects the community it serves, providing an affordable, Christ-centered, quality education in a loving and caring environment. LCS was the 2015 winner of Tennessee’s Toast of Music City, Best in Private Education. For more than 35 years, LCS has provided a quality education that prepares future leaders for college, while equipping them to live out God’s purposes for their lives. LINDEN WALDORF SCHOOL 3201 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215 615-354-0270; Grades: PreK - 8, plus parent/child class; Enrollment: 200 Established: 1997; Our mission is to provide education that honors the stages of childhood, cultivates a love of learning and addresses the whole child. The curriculum balances strong academics with artistic and practical skills to provide a rich, engaging experience that prepares children to meet the future with clarity of thought, a caring heart and the confidence to initiate change. We encourage you to attend a Windows on Waldorf tour to be inspired by this time-tested educational approach. | 615.832.8845 14 • fall 2017

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LIPSCOMB ACADEMY 3901 and 4517 Granny White Pike Nashville, TN 37204 615-966-6409; Grades: PreK - 12 Enrollment: 1,300; Established: 1891 The elementary school offers a core curriculum of literacy, mathematics, social studies, science and Bible. Other weekly

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subjects include art, music, physical education and technology. The middle school allows students to build independence, responsibility and decision-making skills to prepare them for the rigors of the high school environment. The high school prepares students to meet their goals after graduation through challenging college preparatory classes, dynamic experiences in the fine arts, championship athletics and more. MONTESSORI CENTRE 4608 Granny White Pike Nashville, TN 37220 615-373-0897; Ages: 2 months - K Enrollment: 122; Established: 1966 Founded in 1966, Montessori Centre is the area's oldest Montessori program. We have earned our reputation as Nashville's premiere Montessori school, striving to foster independence, confidence and a lifelong love of learning in children from infancy to kindergarten. Our family of compassionate, Montessori-certified educators guides each child’s unique academic, physical and social development within diverse, multi-age classrooms. We offer part-time and full-time schedules, extended care and a wide selection of enrichment courses such as art, music, yoga and science. MONTGOMERY BELL ACADEMY (MBA) 4001 Harding Road, Nashville, TN 37205 615-298-5514; Grades: 7 - 12 (boys only) Enrollment: 750; Established: 1867 For 150 years, Montgomery Bell Academy (MBA) has been dedicated to the development of young men of character, intellectual curiosity and physical well being. MBA prides itself on its long tradition of academic excellence, as evidenced by the number of National Merit and AP scholars each year. With a student-teacher ratio of 8:1 and an average class size of 14, the school provides the necessary support to achieve. At MBA, leadership is emphasized, the arts are celebrated and athletics are played at the highest level. Need-based financial aid is available. NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (NCS) 7555 Sawyer Brown Road Nashville, TN 37221 615-356-5600; Grades: 6 wks - grade 12 Enrollment: 728; Established: 1971 NCS is a 6 weeks - 12th grade college-preparatory school whose vision is to help students realize and pursue their full potential — spiritually, intellectually, physically and socially — while learning to establish and grow their relationship with God. Students of all learning levels are challenged to succeed at a high level to prepare them for future success. Advanced students have the opportunity to earn up to 18 hours of college credit before graduation through AP and dual enrollment classes as part of a scholars track. Students with learning differences are served through the LIFE program with individualized educational supports that go beyond the typical instructional methods. All students take part in a challenging college-preparatory curriculum. NCS is accredited by AdvancED and NCSA and offers competitive TSSAA athletics and an award-winning fine arts program as part of its many extracurricular.

You’ve been praying for just this kind of school. Values are invaluable. Public schools here offer a good education, but cannot offer something no child should be without; Solid Christian Values. We infuse those values into everything we do, from our superior academics and arts programs to our 13 athletic teams. Pre-K through High School, it adds up to an extremely competitive advantage. 615.893.0601

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DAVIDSON COUNTY (cont'd) OAK HILL SCHOOL 4815 Franklin Road, Nashville, TN 37220 615-297-6544; Grades: PreK - 6 Enrollment: 521; Established: 1961 Oak Hill School offers educational opportunities for boys and girls in PreK through sixth grade. At Oak Hill School, we understand that every child is unique. Our progressive academic approach fosters an environment where students establish themselves as leaders, creative problem solvers and collaborative learners, all while becoming persons of integrity grounded in Christian morals and values. With a dynamic curriculum, exceptional instruction and high achievement as an expectation, Oak Hill School provides a joyful foundation for your child’s future success. OVERBROOK SCHOOL 4210 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205 615-292-5134; Grades: PreK3 - 8 Enrollment: 300; Est.: 1936; Overbrook roots children in truth, inspires them to wonder and challenges them to give their best to the world. Founded in 1936 by the Dominican Sisters of the St. Cecilia Congregation, Overbrook is a co-educational, PreK3 through eighth-grade independent Catholic school with a dynamic tradition of educating children in a community setting through study, prayer and service. Overbrook offers financial aid, family tuition discounts and after-school care. Clubs and after-school activities include nine team sports and more than 19 clubs/ activities. Named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education, Overbrook School now offers bus service from Williamson and Rutherford counties.

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SAINT ANN SCHOOL 5105 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209 615-269-0568; Grades: PreK - 8 Enrollment: 146; Established: 1921 Saint Ann School offers a diverse learning community focused on spirituality, academics and service. With a long history of academic excellence in a Christian environment, we promote respect, responsibility and doing the right thing to all students. Innovative programs, hands-on technology and a wellrounded, faith-based curriculum result in varied instructional activities including the related arts and Spanish. ST. BERNARD ACADEMY (SBA) 2304 Bernard Ave., Nashville, TN 37212 615-385-0440; Grades: Junior K - 8 Enrollment: 340; Established: 1866 SBA is a Catholic, independent, co-ed school near Vanderbilt, downtown and Hillsboro Village. In the 2016-17 school year, SBA celebrated 150 years of educating the young minds of Nashville and unveiled the largest addition the school has seen in more than 50 years! The experience and expertise of our teachers along with the challenging curriculum helps our students build a strong educational foundation during their most formative years. The nurturing family-like environment allows children to develop into motivated young adults prepared for their next steps in education. Service learning, to focus on giving back, is implemented in every grade level.

ST. CECILIA ACADEMY 4210 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205 615-298-4525; Grades: 9 - 12 (girls only) Enrollment: 250; Established: 1860 Exercising its mission on the foundation of the life and teaching of the Catholic Church, St. Cecilia Academy ennobles young women, equips them to excel and inspires them to lead lives of integrity. Financial aid is available. ST. EDWARD SCHOOL 190 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN 37211 615-833-5770; Grades: PreK - 8 (3-year-old program now available); Enrollment: 300+; Established: 1952; Celebrating 65 years of service, St. Edward School has been at the forefront of Catholic education in the Nashville community. We are more than a school; we are a family. We embrace cultural diversity, academic excellence with an emphasis on math, science and the spiritual formation of your child. Our dedicated teachers, with an average tenure of 15 years, will engage your child in active learning within a Christ-centered and loving environment. SAINT HENRY SCHOOL 6401 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205 615-352-1328; Grades: PreK - 8 Enrollment: 615; Established: 1957 We support the family through a strong religious and academic curriculum. As the whole child is the focus, we strive to form students spiritually, academically, physically and emo(please turn to page 18)

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EXCELLENT ADVENTURE. Harding Academy is a community of faculty, parents, and students cultivating the love of discovery and achievement — and fostering courage in the pursuit of new experiences and higher knowledge.

HARDING ACADEMY A PreK-8, coeducational independent school in Nashville, Tennessee. | 615.356.5510

Age 2 – Grade 6 “Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment.” – Dr. Maria Montessori

We are an inter-denominational Pre-K – 12th grade school located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Providence Christian Academy offers a classical education with a Christian worldview and parental involvement. As our mission statement says, “We are teaching students to seek God’s truth and equipping them with the tools for a lifetime of learning.”

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DAVIDSON COUNTY (cont'd) tionally. Our instructional program revolves around a strong academic curriculum including art, computer, music, band, choir, Spanish and physical education. Co-curricular activities include drama, forensics and sports. The school provides a resource department for educational testing, guidance and instructional support for the classroom, a full-time guidance counselor and a full-time nurse practitioner. In Search of Truth Ensworth is a kindergarten through twelfth grade, coeducational independent school. The School promotes academic excellence and inspires students to be intellectually curious, to use their talents to the fullest, to be people of integrity, and to be contributors to society.


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SAINT JOSEPH SCHOOL 1225 Gallatin Road S., Madison, TN 37115 615-865-1491; Grades: PreK - 8 Enrollment: 330; Established: 1953 Saint Joseph School provides children of all faiths with a strong academic foundation. Our students benefit from a diverse curriculum designed to prepare them for future success in high levels of education. We also offer a Resource Program targeting both students who struggle academically and those who work above the standard. Our core classes are enhanced with the newest resources and technologies including smart boards with student remote systems. Special classes like art, music, physical education and Spanish assist in developing well-rounded students. Co-curricular activities include sports (K - 8), video club, band, forensics, scouts, choir, environmental club and service to others. St. Joseph School is accredited by SACS and the state of Tennessee. Bus service is available in some areas. UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NASHVILLE (USN) 2000 Edgehill Ave., Nashville, TN 37212 615-327-3812; Grades: K - 12 Enrollment: 1,050; Established: 1915 USN models the best educational practices. In an environment that represents the cultural and ethnic tapestry of metropolitan Nashville, USN fosters each student’s intellectual, artistic and athletic potential, valuing and inspiring integrity, creative expression, a love of learning and the pursuit of excellence. Expect to find superb faculty, low teacher-student ratios and outstanding athletic and artistic opportunities at USN. Financial aid is available.

MAURY COUNTY AGATHOS CLASSICAL SCHOOL 1201 Mapleash Ave., Columbia, TN 38401 931-388-0556; Grades: PreK - 12 Enrollment: 154; Established: 2003 Agathos assists Christian parents in teaching and training their children to think and speak well and to love beauty, goodness and truth. We encourage each student to achieve his/her fullest intellectual, spiritual and physical potential. Agathos is a Greek word meaning “that which is good, beneficial and worthy of passing on to others.” We are prayerfully eager to pass along the classical tools that enable children to acquire facts, reason clearly, communicate persuasively and live a life "Soli Deo Gloria" — to the glory of God alone.

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COLUMBIA ACADEMY 1101 W. Seventh St., Columbia, TN 38401 931-388-5363; Grades: Preschool - 12 — and — 756 Beechcroft Road, Spring Hill 931-486-1002; Grades Jr. K - 5 Enrollment: 940+; Established: 1979 Founded in 1979, Columbia Academy (CA) is a place where rigorous academics and Christian faith come together to form an environment where students grow in knowledge, confidence and character. CA is an AdvancED (SACS) accredited college-preparatory school offering students competitive TSSAA athletics, fine arts, extra-curricular and co-curricular opportunities along with the ability to earn substantial college credit before graduation. CA maintains a satellite campus in Spring Hill for grades Jr. K - 5. ZION CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 6901 Old Zion Road, Columbia, TN 38401 931-388-5731; Grades: PreK3 - 12 Enrollment: 500; Established: 1979 Founded in 1979, Zion Christian Academy provides excellent academic preparation within a biblical world and life view. The interdenominational program brings in quality Christian teachers from a wide range of church backgrounds. Our technology-rich learning environment includes 1:1 Chromebooks in grades 6 - 12 and 1:1 iPads in fifth grade. We maintain dual accreditation through AdvancEd (SACS) and ACSI and have the highest ACT average in the area. Zion offers a full arts program and TSSAA athletics. Variable tuition makes it affordable for everyone! Training both hearts and minds for the glory of God.

Your child is not standardized Neither are we Your child deserves education that focuses on their strengths, while giving them the tools needed to overcome any weakness. At Cedars Preparatory Academy, we believe in an individualized model of learning, which gives every student the opportunity to learn in a manner that best suits their learning style. We build academic excellence on a firm foundation, and the results speak for themselves.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY CLARKSVILLE ACADEMY (CA) 710 N. Second St., Clarksville, TN 37040 931-647-6311; Grades: PreK - 12 Enrollment: 655; Established: 1970 For more than 40 years, CA has provided students a superior college preparatory education. CA has recently been named to the Apple Distinguished School Program. This elite honor is given to schools exemplifying critical solutions-based thinking, technology-infused classrooms and more. From small class sizes to the one to one technology program, from the honors, AP and dual enrollment courses to the Division II athletic offerings, our students are given the opportunity to excel and thrive in many different areas. The curricula for the lower, intermediate and upper schools have high academic standards combined with a variety of extra-curricular opportunities to develop talents, self-confidence and discipline. One-hundred percent of the graduating seniors receive college acceptance and scholarships.

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• Pre-K - 12th grade • Affordable tuition • Biblical values • Smaller class sizes • Fine Arts program • TSSAA Athletics

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• Focus on Spirituality, Academics, Service • Small class sizes and student/teacher ratio • New pre-K program with seamless transition to grades K-8 • Integrated classroom technology and personal laptops for grades 5-8 • Convenient location in West Nashville • Families of all faiths are welcome • Student centered, hands-on, service learning projects

Saint 5105 Charlotte Avenue Nashville, Tennessee 37209 615.269.0568

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RUTHERFORD COUNTY THE ACADEMY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS AND PRESCHOOLS 11 Locations in Middle Tennessee See Davidson County listing. BAMBINI VILLAGE MONTESSORI 1140 Cason Lane, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 615-405-4778; Grades: PreK - K Enrollment: 24; Established: 2008 Bambini Village Montessori Preschool’s mission is to lead children to discover their own unique potential in an authentic Montessori environment. Bambini Village seeks to offer children an exceptional beginning to their academic careers while helping them to develop their independence and joy of learning. Classes in Spanish and French. We now offer music classes. FRANKLIN ROAD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 3124 Franklin Road Murfreesboro, TN 37128 615-890-0894; Grades: K3 - 12 Enrollment: 475; Established: 1974 The vision of Franklin Road Christian School (FRCS) is to provide challenging academics, life-giving community and transforming discipleship. FRCS provides a Christian worldview curriculum and servant leadership training. We partner with families to pursue rigorous, college-bound academics within a caring community, experienced through vital, committed relationships among faculty, students and parents. We honor Jesus Christ by integrating Christian discipleship into an academic setting that includes fine arts, athletics and global missions. LANCASTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 150 Soccer Way, Smyrna, TN 37167 615-223-0451; Grades: 6 weeks - Grade 12 Enrollment: 600; Established: 1997 Atmosphere, character, relationship and education are important words at Lancaster Christian Academy (LCA). LCA is an incredible school located in Smyrna serving students from 6 weeks old to 12th grade. LCA provides an excellent education in a contemporary Christian environment where students thrive and succeed in a loving, safe, fun atmosphere. Highly motivated Christian teachers, nationally recognized accredited curriculum and individual attention are a daily part of student life. To schedule a tour: or 615-223-0541. MIDDLE TENNESSEE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (MTCS) 100 E. MTCS Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 615-893-0601; Grades: PreK3 - 12 Enrollment: 685; Established: 1962 Founded on the tradition of providing excellence in education and spiritual growth, we have been committed to the ministry of Christian education for more than 50 years. Providing college preparatory academics, championship level TSSAA athletics and award-winning fine arts programs, our

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students encounter numerous opportunities of growth on every level. Our class of 2014 graduated with 100-percent college acceptance. We offer a loving school community with committed teachers and staff inspiring Christ-like character and service. MTCS is a triple accreditation school teaching for tomorrow, while training the spirit, mind and body for eternity. PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (PCA) 410 DeJarnette Lane Murfreesboro, TN 37130 615-904-0902; Grades: PreK - 12 Enrollment: 420; Established: 1996 PCA is a classical, interdenominational Christian school whose mission is to teach students to seek God's truth and equip them with the tools for a lifetime of learning. PCA recently added more than 42,000 square feet to the current campus including 25 new classrooms, a multi-purpose gymnasium and a library/media center. PCA offers a biblically-based, college preparatory academic program. Students enjoy a balance of academics and service projects and have opportunities for involvement in numerous athletics and fine arts program. PCA varsity athletes compete in the TSSAA. Beforeand-after-school programs available. SAINT ROSE OF LIMA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 1601 N. Tennessee Blvd. Murfreesboro, TN 37130 615-898-0555; Grades: Ages 2 - Grade 8 Enrollment: 350+; Established: 1999 Saint Rose Catholic School unites with the family to provide a quality Catholic education in a Christ-centered environment, promoting learning, love and service, which prepares students for the future. Fully accredited.

SUMNER COUNTY THE ACADEMY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS AND PRESCHOOLS 11 Locations in Middle Tennessee See Davidson County listing. THE EDISON SCHOOL 2100-B Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066 615-431-5637; Grades K - 8 Enrollment: 32; Established: 2012 The Edison School (TES) focuses on children with learning differences. With a student/teacher ratio of 7:1, students thrive in our highly individualized environment. TES offers a two-tiered program: E1 is geared toward children with specific learning differences (ADHD, autism, dyslexia, anxiety, gifted) with average to above-average cognitive abilities; E2 was developed for children who need more time to process information than their E1 peers and might be working below grade level. The Project Jumpstart classroom focuses on kindergarten-aged children with autism who require a different instructional and behavior-management strategies than those required to teach typically-developing children. Accredited with AdvancED 2016; IEA participating school.

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SUMNER COUNTY (cont'd) THE GODDARD SCHOOL 108 Cinema Drive, Hendersonville, TN 37075 615-822-9300; Grades 6 weeks - 6 years The Goddard School provides the foundation to encourage each child's lifelong love of learning. In our warm, loving atmosphere, caring teachers support the healthy development of children from 6 weeks to 6 years old. Our year-round program offers families the choice of either a half or full-day schedule. HENDERSONVILLE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 355 Old Shackle Island Road Hendersonville, TN 37075 570 New Shackle Island Road Hendersonville, TN 37075 615-824-1550; Grades: Preschool - Grade 12 Enrollment: 300; Established: 1977 Our goal is to assist the home and church in teaching students the Word of God and the skills and knowledge necessary to live a productive Christian life. Our challenging academic program is accompanied by athletic and fine arts opportunities. Hendersonville Christian Academy has two convenient locations in Sumner County. HENDERSONVILLE MONTESSORI ACADEMY 162 New Shackle Island Road Hendersonville, TN 37075 615-264-3401; Ages: 2 - Grade 6 Enrollment: 45; Established: 1992 Hendersonville Montessori Academy is a school for students ages 2 - sixth grade. Each student has the opportunity to become independent, self-disciplined and self-directed. The talents of all children are honored while giving them the opportunity to discover, research and understand actions and academics. Young children are learning concretely through their senses, while older children are learning abstractly, building and practicing executive function skills that will prepare them in all aspects of their lives. Visit our website to see children in action, and sign up for our "Montessori in Motion Tours" to actually see for yourself how the program works. POPE JOHN PAUL HIGH SCHOOL (JPII) 117 Caldwell Drive Hendersonville, TN 37075 615-822-2375; Ages: 9 - 12 Enrollment: 600; Established: 2002 JPII prepares students to be strong in mind, body, character and spirit for lives of learning and service. The comprehensive liberal arts emphasis at JPII extends the rigorous college preparatory program, including more than 21 AP course offerings, into the art studio, the gymnasium, the stage and beyond. Over the last four years, JPII students have received more than 450 “AP Scholar” awards, including 50 “National AP Scholar” designations. JPII educates in the Renaissance tradition, encouraging students to step outside their comfort zones to experience new curricular and co-curricular programs during their high school career. The unique risk-free INNOV8 Program encourages students to delve into some of the fastest growing fields in the 21st century economy. 2017 graduates were accepted to more than 161 colleges and universities, receiving more than $15 million in scholarship offerings.

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ST. JOHN VIANNEY SCHOOL 501 N. Water, Gallatin, TN 37066 615-230-7048; Grades: PreK3 - 8 Enrollment: 100; Established: 2003 The mission of St. John Vianney Catholic School is to assist families and the church in their responsibility of forming educated Christians who lovingly serve God in this life, so as to be with Him forever in the next. Our SACS/ AdvancED accredited program offers a challenging curriculum which also includes art, music, technology, library, physical education and Spanish. We offer one of the best student to faculty ratios in Middle Tennessee, which allows us to provide amazing personal attention in a close-knit, caring environment.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY THE ACADEMY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS AND PRESCHOOLS 11 Locations in Middle Tennessee See Davidson County listing. BATTLE GROUND ACADEMY (K - 4) 150 Franklin Road Franklin, TN 37064 (5 - 12) 336 Ernest Rice Lane Franklin, TN 37069 615-794-3501; Enrollment: 755; Est.: 1889 Battle Ground Academy is the oldest – and only – K - 12 independent school in Williamson County. Through enhanced learning opportunities, intentional character development and an inclusive, welcoming community, we offer our students an elevated educational experience. Believing each BGA Wildcat is unique – and treating each as such – we create an indelible experience to equip him or her not only for success in college and career, but also for living with integrity, courage and compassion. Visit education-elevated to learn more about the academy and how we can best prepare your student. BENTON HALL ACADEMY 2422 Bethlehem Loop Road Franklin, TN 37069 615-791-6467; Grades: 3 - 12 Enrollment: 75; Established: 1977 Motivated me to excel • Made me realize I can learn and get good grades • Teachers care and help until I understand • Starting to love to learn, even math • Can't wait to go to college • All about second chances • Other teachers used to tell me I'd never graduate ... here, I've not heard those words • They taught me to do my best today and better tomorrow — I'll never forget that lesson • Students speak, we listen. At Benton Hall Academy, we focus on the non-traditional learner to break down barriers, offer individualized learning and a successful future. Also offering equine-assisted learning with Saddle Up!



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Franklin Classical School is a K-12 Classical Christian school located in the heart of downtown Franklin, Tennessee. Families appreciate our small class sizes, affordable tuition and unique scheduling options.

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BRENTWOOD ACADEMY 219 Granny White Pike Brentwood, TN 37027 615-523-0611; Grades: 6 - 12 Enrollment: 780; Established.: 1969 Brentwood Academy is a co-educational, independent, collegepreparatory school dedicated to nurturing and challenging the whole person — body, mind and spirit — to the glory of God. Our commitment is to ensure that strong academics and challenging athletics prosper together in an environment in which God is the foundation. A spirit of cooperation, rooted in wholesome relationship, is necessary for this model of education to be effective. Our purpose is to provide each student a total experience that cultivates their personal gifts and talents, develops confidence and initiative, and promotes a personal relationship with Christ. THE CLASSICAL ACADEMY OF FRANKLIN 810 Del Rio Pike, Franklin, TN 37064 615-790-8556; Grades: PreK - 12 Enrollment: 90; Established: 2010 The Classical Academy of Franklin is a distinctively Christian and classical school equipping students with tools to become lifelong learners in the kingdom of God. Our purpose is to assist parents in providing a Christ-centered education for their children. To that end, The Classical Academy of Franklin provides a biblically based curriculum and teaches all subjects as part of an integrated whole with the scriptures at the center. We offer a part- and full-time preschool, and before and after care is available. THE COMENIUS SCHOOL (TCS) 408 Church St., Franklin, TN 37064 615-528-3778; Grades K - 12 Tutorial K - 12; Established: 1992 TCS: "an umbrella and tutorial arm of Franklin Classical School." TCS assists families in their effort to home educate their children. TCS seeks to be the best friend to our homeschool families and is committed to expanding services, courses and electives in the coming years. CREEK WOOD ACADEMY 100 Creekstone Blvd., Franklin, TN 37064 615-790-3331; Grades: 6 weeks - PreK Enrollment: 140; Established: 2002 Creek Wood Academy is raising the bar and setting a new standard in early child care. We seek to empower children to be the best they can be! We believe all people need to have opportunities to learn, grow and become healthy, responsible, independent and self-sufficient individuals. Creek Wood Academy provides children with love, joy, encouragement and the feeling of being special. This underlying philosophy helps ensure the satisfaction of the parents who entrust their children to our care. CURREY INGRAM ACADEMY 6544 Murray Lane, Brentwood, TN 37027 615-507-3173; Grades: K - 12 Enrollment: 330+; Established: 1968 If your child has average to superior intelligence but is not reaching his/her fullest potential in a traditional classroom, look at Currey Ingram Academy. Through small classes and (please turn to page 26)



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WILLIAMSON COUNTY (cont'd) personalized instruction, we address each student's learning style — allowing students to soar ahead in strength areas while shoring up any areas of need. Each student has an individualized learning plan, and parents receive four parentteacher conferences per year. Strong arts, athletics and extra-curricular activities emphasize student strengths and talents, while speech-language support and strong guidance and college counseling support round out our approach to preparing every child for college and for life. FRANKLIN CLASSICAL SCHOOL (FCS) 408 Church St., Franklin, TN 37064 615-528-3777; Grades: K - 12 Enrollment: 145; Established: 1992 FCS is an independent, private, Christian school that provides a rigorous, well-rounded education that is Biblically based and spiritually vital. FCS aims to equip young men and women to know and serve the Lord Jesus Christ and to transform families, institutions and nations for the glory of God. THE GARDNER SCHOOL OF BRENTWOOD 1591 Mallory Lane Brentwood, TN 37027 615-613-0472 Enrollment: 150; Established: 2007 — and — THE GARDNER SCHOOL OF FRANKLIN 131 Market Exchange Court Franklin, TN 37067 615-656-2800 Enrollment: 190; Established: 2010 Ages: 6 weeks - PreK At The Gardner School (TGS), we are committed to providing a nurturing environment for learning where your child can prepare for academic achievement and lifelong success. Our nationally recognized curriculum enables us to offer a rich learning experience with four-year degreed lead teachers in each classroom focused on your child’s current stage of development. At TGS, your child will have a full suite of enrichment programs to further enhance their creative abilities and talents. GATEWAY ACADEMY (GA) 5500 Maryland Way, #110 Brentwood, TN 37027 615-377-2929 Grades: PreK - 12 GA is a fully accredited school that optimizes the learning environment for each student by providing one-on-one instruction in all subjects based upon the student’s individual needs. Our highly personalized approach accommodates each student’s strengths/weaknesses and boosts confidence levels while building critical thinking skills. GA is ideal for students who need a more flexible schedule than traditional schools provide to catch up, keep up or move up.

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THE GODDARD SCHOOL Berry Farms: 98 Moss Lane, Franklin, TN 37064 615-835-2410; Grades 6 weeks - 6 years — and — Cool Springs: 1101 Moher Blvd., Franklin, TN 37069 615-595-2525; Grades 6 weeks - 6 years The Goddard School provides the foundation to encourage each child's lifelong love of learning. In our warm, loving atmosphere, caring teachers support the healthy development of children from 6 weeks to 6 years old. Our year-round program offers families the choice of either a half or fullday schedule. GRACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3279 Southall Road, Franklin, TN 37064 615-591-3017; Grades: PreK - 7; Enrollment: 703; Established: 2009 The mission of Grace Christian Academy is to assist Christian families in the teaching of their children by providing them an experiential education that is distinctively Christian, biblically saturated, Christ glorifying, academically excellent, and service and mission oriented. Accredited by SACS and ACSI.

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HOLLY TREE CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL 1384 Holly Tree Gap Road Brentwood, TN 37027 615-377-6636; Grades: 6 weeks - 5 years Established: 1979 Holly Tree is about faith, family, fun ... Holly Tree features a nationally recognized curriculum, degreed and experienced teachers, center-wide classroom surveillance system, coded keypad entry and large, shaded playgrounds. All meals and snacks included in tuition — including "Wake Up Wednesday" continental breakfast served weekly! Enrichment classes available and tuition includes weekly Children's Chapel and JAM (Jesus and Me!) classes taught by our experienced children’s ministry. "Family Time Events" planned monthly! Call today to reserve your child's spot! MONTESSORI ACADEMY 6021 Cloverland Drive Brentwood, TN 37027 615-833-3610; Ages: Infants - Grade 8 Enrollment: 250; Established: 1967 Students flourish in our positive, respectful environment. Multi-age classrooms facilitate the executive functions of critical thinking, independence, and leadership skills. The full complement of Montessori materials provide handson understanding of abstract concepts, invite order, and precision. Our certified teachers foster an environment of academic curiosity while providing a nurturing environment that promotes social, academic, and emotional growth. Dually accredited by the American Montessori Society and AdvancEd. MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF FRANKLIN 244 Noah Drive, Franklin, TN 37064 615-794-0567; Ages: 18 months - Grade 6 Enrollment: 110; Established: 2001 Our mission at Montessori School of Franklin is to be a place that nurtures and celebrates the unfolding of each child’s potential. We provide a carefully designed environment for children to develop respect for themselves, others (please turn the page)

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and the environment; increasing independence; gradual exposure to wider environments; opportunities to make decisions and solve problems; and intellectual growth through the availability of beautiful, ordered and purposeful materials. Our trained staff provides a warm and loving environment for children of diverse backgrounds to experience the joy of learning. Before and after care available.

WILSON COUNTY CEDARS PREPARATORY ACADEMY 410 W. Main St., Lebanon, TN 37087 615-547-4612; Grades: Preschool - 5 Enrollment: 125; Established: 2010 Cedars Preparatory Academy is a unique private school dedicated to academic excellence. We provide a preschool and kindergarten program with both year round (261 days) and traditional (180 days) nine-month programs, as well as elementary grades 1 - 5, and summer programs for ages 2 - 12. Each child's unique gifts are honored in an exceptionally healthy, safe and nurturing environment. Please visit our website for tuition options. Extended care available. MT. JULIET CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (MJCA) 735 N. Mt. Juliet Road Mt. Juliet, TN 37122 615-758-2427; Grades: PreK - 12 Enrollment: 550; Est.: 1979; MJCA is a college preparatory school that extends a variety of opportunities in the many academic, fine arts and athletic activities provided. MJCA offers an outstanding academic product with moderate tuition rates in an environment which includes growing sports and fine arts programs, a student leadership academy and dual enrollment courses where students can earn college credit upon graduation. More than 95 percent of MJCA’s graduates attend college, many with academic and/or athletic scholarships. MJCA is fully accredited by ACSI and AdvancEd.

BOARDING THE WEBB SCHOOL (BOARDING & DAY) 319 Webb Road East, Bell Buckle, TN 37020; 931-389-6003; Grades: 6 - 12 Enrollment: 315; Established: 1870 Founded in 1870, The Webb School has a history of academic excellence with an emphasis on character development. Webb offers a vigorous college-preparatory education for students in grades 6 - 12. Guided by our core values of honor and integrity, the goal of The Webb School is to motivate young men and women to reach their potential. The community of 315 students is small by design, to create lifelong connections while fostering greater involvement and individual growth. Webb's friendly environment and emphasis on honor and integrity truly creates a place we are proud to call the Character of Home.

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after-school & ENRICHMENT Kids can get more out of life through one of these local programs. AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES Extreme Escape Games 1735 Galleria Blvd. #1015, Franklin 615-332-5535 • Kids can tap into their problem-solving skills during team-building challenges as they race against the clock to turn the lock of a themed escape room. An adult must accompany groups of kids younger than 13. David Deaton Karate Locations in Brentwood, Hendersonville, Lebanon & Mt. Juliet Classes for ages 4 and older teach kids how to handle emergency situations, to be healthy through exercise and to practice self-discipline. Music City Indoor Karting 400 Davidson St., Ste. 403, Nashville 615-242-3275 • Nashville's newest hot spot for teens and after-school activities features indoor racing along with other fun attractions. We're also here to help with your private school fundraising efforts and school events. We also offer summer camps. Peachtree Farms 4819 Murfreesboro Road, Arrington 615-419-1089 • Peachtree Farms offers English riding lessons for all ages and levels, beginner to advanced, taught by certified instructors. We have horses and ponies for youth riders. Ask about our camps taking place during spring, summer and Christmas holidays.

CREATIVE ARTS PROGRAMS Bellevue Dance Center 7097 Old Harding Pike, Nashville 615-662-8553 • Bellevue Dance Center is more than just another dance studio. Our dance studio is committed to providing high-quality dance classes to enhance the overall development of the child. We work to promote a student-centered environment to encourage our students to explore dance with qualified, nurturing teachers. Blair School of Music 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville 615-322-7651 • Home to one of the top-rated Kindmusik programs in the country, Blair also spearheads the popular Blair Children’s Chorus programs for students in grades 1 - 12. Frist Center for the Visual Arts 919 Broadway, Nashville 615-244-3340 • The Frist is committed to helping all ages and backgrounds become more familiar, knowledgeable and appreciative of art. The center's Martin ArtQuest offers 30 hands-on art stations for children, and the museum brings in a vast array of art exhibits throughout the year. Admission at the Frist is always free for ages 18 and younger.

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Nashville Children's Theatre (NCT) 25 Middleton St., Nashville 615-254-9103 • Formed in 1931, NCT is the oldest professional theater company for children and families. Each season, NCT offers high-quality theater productions for young audiences along with drama classes and camps. School of Nashville Ballet 3630 Redmon St., Nashville 615-297-2966 • Dance instruction for ages 2 and older, including a professional training division. The Young Men's Scholarship Program provides one year of free dance instruction to boys ages 6 - 18. TPAC Education 505 Deaderick St., Nashville 615-687-4291 • TPAC’s education wing has multiple programs to engage kids in the theatrical arts. It serves preschoolers through the Nashville Wolf Trap initiative. It’s Humanities Outreach in Tennessee (HOT) program brings professional theater, dance and music performances to school groups and homeschool families (Reservations for 2017/2018 open Aug. 1). Disney Musicals in Schools is an extra-curriciluar theater program that works serves Metro Nashville elementary and middle schools at no cost. The newest program is the Spotlight Awards, which recognizes excellence in local high school musical theater programs across Middle Tennessee.

EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT Adventure Science Center 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville 615-862-5160 • Family Science Labs for ages 3 - 5, 6 - 9 & 10 - 13 (with a parent) take place monthly. Changing topics explore things like electricity, robotics, weather and other scientific arenas. Youth CR3W is a program for high school students that prepares them for college and the working world.

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LearningRx 5554 Franklin Pike, Ste., 200, Nashville 615-953-8899 — and — 2042 Lascassas Pike, Ste. A7, Murfreesboro 615-867-8717 LearningRx has developed the nation's most powerful and effective brain training program. Our network of cognitive skills training providers are devoted to the idea that students simply do not need to be pigeonholed by labels or held back by learning or reading disabilities. LearningRx offers assessments and life-changing training for students of all ages who want better listening, reading and processing skills. Sylvan Learning Center 810 Medical Center Pkwy., Ste. C, Murfreesboro 615-893-3542 • murfreesboro-tn/resources Murfreesboro Sylvan EDGE: exciting programs that give kids fun, handson experiences with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Tutoring programs include math, algebra, advanced reading, study skills, writing, ACT prep and more. Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth 301 Wyatt Center, Peabody College, Nashville 615-322-8261 • Founded in 2000 as a summer academic program for gifted middle and high school students, Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth has since expanded to include programs for talented children in grades K - 12 as well as their families and educators.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT TN Stars 529 Program 615-741-1502 • This Tennessee Treasury Department program makes college saving easy. It offers a low-cost way to save for your children's college expenses with attractive investment options and special tax advantages.

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private school CHART Religious Affiliation


Early Childhood: $13,425 Elementary: $14,520 Middle: $16,750



Now enrolling

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PreK - 12


$3,500 - $6,995




PreK - K


$3,200 - $7,000




K - 12


Lower School: $18,460 Middle School: $22,380 Upper School: $23,140




3 - 12


Lower School: $14,208 Upper/Middle: $14,884

Christian, Nondenominational



6 - 12



Christian, Nondenominational



12 months - 12 years


$5,600 - $10,550




Preschool - 5


Preschool: $6,999 Elementary: $8,745




8 weeks - grade 4


$6,620 - $12,000




Ages 3, 4, 5, K


See website for details




PreK - 8


Preschool: $6,940 Subsidized: $5,975 Full: $8,395

Roman Catholic



Preschool - 12


K-5: $13,225; 6-8: $17,230 9-12: $17,735 Preschool: Call for tuition

Presbyterian Church of America



PreK - 12


PreK - 12: $8,275




PreK - 12


$5,990 - $6,990



931-388-5363 (Columbia) 931-486-1002 (Spring Hill)

Preschool - 12


$6,900 - $8,320

Affiliated with Church of Christ/ Nondenominational



Umbrella and Tutorial Programs: K - 12

Umbrella: 1,050 Tutorial: 40

Umbrella: $75 - $125 Tutorial: Call for tuition



K - 12


Traditional: $6,800 Discovery: $7,800 Homeschool: $5,200








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Ages 6 weeks - 5 years (some locations take up to 12 years)


914 Davidson Drive, Nashville 37205

The Academy Child Development Centers and Preschools 11 convenient locations in Middle Tennessee

Agathos Classical School 1201 Mapleash Ave., Columbia 38401

Bambini Village Montessori 1140 Cason Lane, Murfreesboro 37129

Battle Ground Academy 150 Franklin Road (K - 4), Franklin 37064 336 Ernest Rice Lane (5 - 12), Franklin 37064

Benton Hall Academy 2422 Bethlehem Loop Road, Franklin 37069

Brentwood Academy 219 Granny White Pike, Brentwood 37027

Casa dei Montessori 7646 Hwy. 70 S., Nashville 37221

Cedars Preparatory Academy 410 W. Main St., Lebanon 37087

Children First, A Montessori Community 1710 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville 37215

Children's House Montessori School 3404 Belmont Blvd., Nashville 37215

Christ the King School 3105 Belmont Blvd., Nashville 37212

Christ Presbyterian Academy 2323-A Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville 37215

Clarksville Academy 710 N. Second St., Clarksville 37040

The Classical Academy of Franklin 810 Del Rio Pike, Franklin 37064

Columbia Academy 1101 W. Seventh St., Columbia 38401 756 Beechcroft Road, Spring Hill 37174

The Comenius School 408 Church St., Franklin 37064

Community Christian School of Nashville 615-301-8483 2007 Old Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville 37217

The Covenant School


PreK - 6


PreK 3 day: $4,800 PreK 5 day: $8,000 K - 6: $13,000

Presbyterian - PCA


33 Burton Hills Drive, Nashville 37215

Creek Wood Academy


6 weeks - PreK


Available on website



100 Creekstone Blvd., Franklin 37064

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Religious Affiliation


Currey Ingram Academy


K - 12


K - 12: $39,900




K3 - 12


K3: $9,975; K4/5: $10,332 1 - 6: $11,382 7 - 12: $11,928




PreK - 12 Preschool program for ages 2 - 3


K: $8,235 1 - 5: $9,995 6 - 8: $11,325 9 - 12: $11,920

Nondenominational/ Christian





K - 8: $13,500 Project Jumpstart: $15,000



615-383-0661 (K - 8) 615-301-5400 (9 - 12)

K - 12

K - 8: 670 9 - 12: 463

K - 5: $19,960 6 - 8: $22,180 9 - 12: $24,845




2 yrs - grade 12


Preschool - 4: $8,750 Middle: $9,375 High: $9,775

Church of Christ



K - 12


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PreK - 12


PreK - K: $6,659 - $17,930 1 - 4: $17,930 5 - 8: $20,921 9 - 12: $22,086

An inclusive Christian community



K3 - 12





615-613-0472 (Brentwood) 615-656-2800 (Franklin) 615-360-7700 (Midtown) 615-882-0440 (Nashville)

6 weeks - PreK

150 190 170 150

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PreK - 12


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615-538-2410 (Berry Farms) 615-595-2525 (Cool Springs) 615-822-3900 (Hendersonville)

6 weeks - 6 years


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12 months - grade 12


12 mos - PreK: $10,700 - $12,420; K - 4: $10,200 - $11,000; 5 - 8: $11,100; 9- 12: $11,200

Church of Christ All faiths welcome



PreK - 7


$8,735 - $9,785




Infants - K


Please see website




PreK - 8


PreK: $12,000 K - 5: $18,810 6 - 8: $19,610



6544 Murray Lane, Brentwood 37027

Davidson Academy 1414 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville 37207

Donelson Christian Academy 300 Danyacrest Drive, Nashville 37214

The Edison School 2100-B Nashville Pike, Gallatin 37066

Ensworth School 211 Ensworth Ave., Nashville 37205 (K - 8) 7401 Hwy. 100, Nashville 37221 (9 - 12)

Ezell-Harding Christian School 574 Bell Road, Antioch 37013

Franklin Classical School 408 Church St., Franklin 37064

Franklin Road Academy 4700 Franklin Road, Nashville 37220

Franklin Road Christian School 3124 Franklin Road, Murfreesboro 37128

The Gardner School 1591 Mallory Lane, Brentwood 37027 131 Market Exchange Court, Franklin 37067 1181 State St., Nashville 37203 601 Marriott Drive, Nashville, 37214

Gateway Academy Brentwood 5500 Maryland Way, #110, Brentwood 37027

Gateway Academy Green Hills 2416 21st Ave. S., Ste. 102, Nashville 37212

The Goddard School 98 Moss Lane, Franklin 37064 1101 Moher Blvd., Franklin 37069 108 Cinema Drive, Hendersonville 37075

Goodpasture Christian School 619 Due West Ave., Madison 37115

Grace Christian Academy 3279 Southall Road, Franklin 37064

Green Hills Child Development 3420 Belmont Blvd., Nashville 37215

Harding Academy 170 Windsor Drive, Nashville 37205

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*At press time, some tuition rates for the 2017- 2018 school year were unavailable. Please contact schools to verify tuition.

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private school CHART Religious Affiliation


Middle School: $25,245 Upper School: $26,240




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Christian environment; open to all faiths


Ages 2 - grade 6


$6,500 - $8,500



615-377-6636 (Brentwood) 615-366-1750 (Antioch)

Ages 6 weeks - 5 years


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PreK - 8


PreK: $6,945 Participating Catholics: $6,028

Catholic; open to all denominations



6 weeks - grade 12 (9 - 12 boarding)


$7,250 - $10,000




K2 - 12






PreK - 8 parent/child class


Parent/child: $425/semester Early childhood: $5,240 $9,850; Grades 1-8: $14,250

Non-Sectarian All Inclusive



PreK - 12


3 day PreK: $5,788 5 day PreK: $9,666 Elementary: $11,856 Middle/High: $13,106




PreK3 - 12 (PreK available 2, 3 & 5 days)


PreK: $4,350 - $8,170 TK - K: $8,790 1 - 6: $9,350 7 - 12: $9,690

Church of Christ/ Nondenominational



Infants - grade 8


$9,250 - $17,150




2 months - K


$8,670- $12,480




18 months - grade 6


$6,700 - $11,750




7 - 12






PreK - 12


Preschool: $2,161 - $5,990 K - 12: $7,230 - $7,670




6 weeks - grade 12


K 2 6 9

Affiliated with Churches of Christ/ Nondenominational



PreK - 6


PreK: $10,889 K - 6: $18,321




PreK3 - 8


PreK: $7,730 (half day; extended day available) K - 8: $13,690 (sib disc)

Catholic, all faiths welcome



9 - 12


$13,450 - $15,250








Harpeth Hall School (girls only)


5 - 12



Preschool - 12


3801 Hobbs Road, Nashville 37215

Hendersonville Christian Academy 355 Old Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville 37075

Hendersonville Montessori Academy 162 New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville 37075

Holly Tree Christian Preschool 1384 Holly Tree Gap Road, Brentwood 37027 3421 Anderson Road, Antioch 37013

Holy Rosary Academy 190 Graylynn Drive, Nashville 37214

Lancaster Christian Academy 150 Soccer Way, Smyrna 37167

Lighthouse Christian School 5100 Blue Hole Road, Antioch 37013

Linden Waldorf School 3201 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville 37215

Lipscomb Academy 3901 and 4517 Granny White Pike, Nashville 37204

Middle Tennessee Christian School 100 E. MTCS Road, Murfreesboro 37129

Montessori Academy 6021 Cloverland Drive, Brentwood 37027

Montessori Centre 4608 Granny White Pike, Nashville 37220

Montessori School of Franklin 244 Noah Drive, Franklin 37064

Montgomery Bell Academy (boys only) 4001 Harding Road, Nashville 37205

Mt. Juliet Christian Academy 735 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet 37122

Nashville Christian School 7555 Sawyer Brown Road, Nashville 37221

Oak Hill School 4815 Franklin Road, Nashville 37220

Overbrook School 4210 Harding Pike, Nashville 37205

Pope John Paull II High School 117 Caldwell Drive, Hendersonville 37075


1: $8,650 5: $9,840 8: $10,350 12: $10,690

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private school CHART

Religious Affiliation


PreK: $3,800 3-day, $6350 5-day; K: $7,850 1 - 12: $10,300




Participating Catholics: $6,563 Others: $9,656

Catholic, open to all denominations


Junior K - 8






9 - 12 (girls only)






PreK3 - 8


$6,500 includes general fees (sibling discount)




PreK - 8


Catholics: $6,410 (sib disc.); Others: $7,665 Call for PreK tuition




PreK3 - 8


Catholic: $5,795 Others: $7,840; PreK: $5,990




PreK - 8


Catholic: $6,141 Non-Catholic: $8,611




2 years - grade 8


Preschool Catholic: $5,125 Others: $5,790 K - 8 Catholic: $5,495 Others: $7,140




K - 12


LS: $19,672 MS: $22,406 HS: $23,929




6 - 12


Day tuition: $18,400 $19,700; Boarding tuition: $38,000




PreK3 - 12


Call for tuition








Providence Christian Academy


PreK - 12



PreK - 8


410 DeJarnette Lane, Murfreesboro 37130

Saint Ann School 5105 Charlotte Ave., Nashville 37209

St. Bernard Academy 2304 Bernard Ave., Nashville 37212

St. Cecilia Academy 4210 Harding Pike, Nashville 37205

Saint Edward School 190 Thompson Lane, Nashville 37211

Saint Henry School 6401 Harding Pike, Nashville 37205

St. John Vianney School 501 N. Water Ave., Gallatin 37066

Saint Joseph School 1225 Gallatin Road S., Madison 37115

Saint Rose of Lima Catholic School 1601 N. Tennessee Blvd., Murfreesboro 37130

University School of Nashville 2000 Edgehill Ave., Nashville 37212

The Webb School 319 Webb Road East, Bell Buckle 37020

Zion Christian Academy 6901 Old Zion Road, Columbia 38401

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